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Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Stayed here for one night in the dunia suite. Absolutely amazing room! It's on the very top floor. So be prepared to walk up 63 steps. As it is high up, there is not much noise from the streets below and it's airy and cool. Need to walk up 13 steps to get to bathroom with sundeck chairs. Can see the water from up there. During Ramadan, as I'm a light sleeper can be quite noisy and disruptive. Robert and Milou were excellent with helping you at every need. Just ask and they will help. WiFi has good connection in the room. Theres also TV and AC. Included breakfast is average.

Room Tip: Go for the Dunia room on the top floor. Quieter, airy, cool, bathroom overlooking water
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was an absolutely beautiful hotel and I would not hesitate to stay here again. My friend and I had the Nadia suite. It was perfect. Two of our other friends stayed in the Dunia suite. Both rooms were different but equally charming and beautiful. The staff was helpful and friendly. It's a perfect location in Stone Town - easy to walk everywhere. With all the twist and turns of the city, we did get lost the first day or two but we did get it eventually. I want to go back to Zanzibar just to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed here in one of the suites - a gorgeous room, lovely decor that is full of character and a lovely 4 poster bed. What really sells it though is the bathroom and sun deck - there are stairs up from the bedroom to a semi-open air bathroom which looks out over the roof tops of the town, and then up from the bathroom is a sun deck, where you can sit and have a drink and watch the sun go down. Fantastic!
The staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful and the service is excellent - they really encourage you to order drinks on room service, which is great especially as the room is up several flights of stairs! There is a good restaurant area as well.
Definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I don't remember how I found ZPH online but was so glad I didn't go with another recommendation because this was exactly what we needed: a well appointed room (The Honeymoon Suite, though not on honeymoon), excellent service (Frans and Milou so calm; their staff so friendly and helpful; great tours (Spice Farm tour highly recommended); yummy meals (Amina's shrimp and king fish are not to be missed)...everything needed to supplement the Zanzi experience.

Met at the airport and given a mini tour on the route at 2 am with a delish avo and passion fruit beverage and cool refreshing towels to welcome us. So many reasons to go back and see more from this well located building in the heart of Stone Town (just wandering through the streets there is an absolute treat).

...and I still can't get over the showers on the roof, watching the Indian Ocean; the zen feeling of being on the upper deck watching the night sky and hearing the calls to prayer echoing around. Go to Zanzibar, stay at Zanzibar Palace Hotel. You'll absolutely love it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Wonderful place to stay. Very exotic building and rooms. Very clean and comfortable. Staff is super helpful and very friendly. Restaurant is good. Had problems with a taxi not showing up for a 03h30 departure for an early flight and the hotel folks made it happen. Can't say enough good things about this place. Stayed here after climbing Kilimanjaro and then relaxing on the east coast beaches of Zanzibar. This was the perfect end to a great trip

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Had a wonderful stay in the Zanzibar Palace Hotel. I was treating myself after having climbed Kilimanjaro. The room was gorgeous, the spa was very relaxing, the managers Robert and Milieu couldn't have been more helpful. A friend joined me for my last night there and they very kindly upgraded us to a suite! Coffee was good and the breakfast was very tasty. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hotel is perfectly located in Stone Town within easy walking distance of most attractions.

Check was welcoming and efficient (there was a delicious free drink whilst we waited for our room). Our room was very clean and comfortable with a rather ornate tiled shower.

Breakfast was plentiful with lots to select. Coffee was delicious!

Room Tip: Don't forget to get to the room terrace for the views over Stone Town Please try the traditiona...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Address: Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range: £106 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zanzibar Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a luxurious nine room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town (an Unesco World Heritage site). It is independently owned and daily under Dutch management and an ideal home to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and Island. Zanzibar's rich history is integrated throughout the hotel by Arabian, Indian and English designs, this in combination with all modern comfort (airco, free WiFi, flatscreen TV's, etc). Each room/suite has its own unique decor with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, colourful silks, etc. Room rates for every purse definitely makes this a place to stay. As you walk through the front door, you notice the soft aqua blue interior colours along with the antique furniture. You are immediately put into a state of calm and relaxation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Palace Stone Town
Hotel Zanzibar Palace
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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